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Pulmonary Hypertension

Just found out today about pulmonary hyperten

05/02/2008

Question:

 I ONLY JUST FOUND OUT TODAY ABOUT PUL HYPER AND WILL HAVE A CHEST X-RAY AND LAB WORK TOMORROW IN PREP FOR ANOTHER HEART CATH ON 5/9. I AM CONFUSED BECAUSE MY CARDIOL DOESN`T SEE WHERE THIS IS COMING FROM BUT THE NUMBER IS 69

Answer:

A lot of times there is no cause for the pulmonary hypertension; in that case we call it Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (IPAH) or Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH) - both mean the same. I am sure your cardiologist will be able to give a firm diagnosis after the cardiac catheterization.

Good luck!

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Response by:

Namita   Sood, MD, FCCP Namita Sood, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University